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Bidding for the Habs

04/09/2009 at 5:35pm EDT

You know, I was thinking about buying the Montreal Canadiens this week. (They’re amenable to offers, after all; how tough could it be?) But things got sketchy pretty quickly.

imageA perusal of my finances revealed some unpleasant realities, laid bare most quickly by the fact that liquidating all my stocks might not allow me to afford a sandwich, much less a storied hockey franchise. And while my savings account might get me a little closer to the purchase price, I consider the entirety of that $78.41 to be earmarked for alcohol consumption over the coming weeks as Vancouver terrorizes me with their idea of “playoff readiness.”

So, having rejected the idea as a silly plan yesterday, I felt confident I’d made the right decision. That is until today, when I read that two business guys I know made their own offer… 80.1% ownership of the Canadiens, in exchange for, well, 9 cases of organic soap…

FORMAL OFFER:
474 ML - Earth Spirit-TM Organic Shampoo & Conditioner
237 ML - Organic Shea Butter Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion
FOR - 80.1% stake in the Montreal Canadiens.
3 full [ 24 + 24 + 28 ] cases of each, total 9 cases.
Delivery & full ingredient disclosure included.
29,388 ML - Total, pure indulgence

You can read their full press release here. (They really did formally submit this offer.)

Incidentally, one of the of signatories on this deal—Philippe Choiniere—is a former player himself, one of the guys who made the final 18 on the show Making the Cut.

So, could the Bleu, Blanc et Rouge become the Vert, Vert, Vert?

Hard to say. I only regret not making my own offer, now… I’ve got at least 30 cases of half-used bottles of shampoo around here that I could’ve ponied up.

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